Patrick Rohlfing | Wisconsin

Favorite Species to Target: Crappies and Smallmouth

Tip or trick for favorite species: When it comes to searching for crappies, I like to start by drilling a ton of holes in a grid and start looking for suspended fish. One I find those suspended fish I start with a spoon, tipped with waxies. That’s the best way that I have found to get the bigger aggressive fish to hit.

Why ice fishing? I need something to do when the lakes freeze over…..plus it’s a fun challenge to change gears from bass to panfish.

Favorite Striker Ice Product and why? My favorite Striker Ice products are the Predator suit and climate mitts. The predator suit is the perfect amount of warmth while not over heating while hole hopping and chasing crappies. I love the climate mitts because of the ease to put them on and warm up my hands quickly, plus I usually forget my ice scoop and these mitts work just as well!